Spring 2020 - I learned a lot. This professor is awesome. This is the second class I have taken with him and I don't regret it. He really cares about the students. He actually makes what could be boring material very interesting. I never thought I would be interested in the subject, but he relates it to real world current events. The project we did at the end was to show how it related to UCLA and that was interesting. He discussed the Black Lives Matters protested and got our feedback as to what we thought and what we were feeling. He also talked about COVID - and he related his teachings to these things that were important to us and going on in our world. The midterm and final were take home, the project was fun to do, and participation was important. Great class - you will enjoy it if you take Dr. Kim. He is super down-to-earth too.
Fall 2017 - This class was a scam. The grade distribution is a scam. My TA said during her section that this would be an easy A and that she was the easiest grader. Completely deceiving. I worked my butt off for the final paper and still couldn't get an A on it. Save yourself the stress and take truly easy GE's such as American Indian Studies M10 or Ethnomusicology 50A, where you can put in 0 effort and still get an A.
Winter 2016 - I was really looking forward to taking a fairly easy GE and this class seemed like it would be very interesting, but I was disappointed. Kim gives unclear, boring lectures. Quiz questions are not straightforward or based directly off of the reading or work you complete. Although there are many intriguing books and films out there on the Holocaust, the ones selected to be analyzed in this class are extremely boring and difficult to get through. Do not recommend this class.